Mystery Man on Film:
"A favorite screenplay question is more complicated than you might realize. We all have favorite films, and thus, we could conclude that those would be our favorite screenplays, too, right? How many of you, especially all you ambitious new screenwriters out there, have actually read the screenplays of your favorite films? Or how about this - have you ever loved a film and then read the screenplay only to be disappointed? And you walk away from that script marvelling that the film actually turned out well? Let me ask another question: do you love a screenplay simply because you connected with the story on some level or because you admire the crafty writing? Personally, the screenplays that I treasure are the ones composed by true masters of the craft - that fail."
15 hours ago